Possible Dual-UDC Facial Recognition Technology From Samsung

Samsung may be developing a novel style of facial recognition technology for mobile devices. The business has applied for a patent for a dual-UDC (under-display camera) system that employs two covert cameras to scan your face from two different perspectives. This strategy should improve the accuracy and security of facial recognition on smartphones.

In March 2021, Samsung submitted this patent application to KIPRIS (Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service). This Thursday it was released, and the Dutch newspaper GalaxyClub caught wind of it. The patent description explains that in different implementations, numerous cameras are used to capture multiple photographs of the user, and the final image is selected from the collection of images to carry out user authentication.

Measurement of your pupils is also mentioned in the records. Samsung intends to utilize it as a verification tool because the amount of light affects how big our pupils are. To ascertain the pupils’ response, it will alter the screen’s brightness. As a result, the system will be able to differentiate between a real face and a model or photograph. This is so that the size of the pupils in photographs will not vary with the amount of light.

Advertisement According to what we can tell, Samsung wants to create a 3D representation of your face and scan your pupils for more precise and secure facial identification. A reliable facial recognition system can never be created with just one camera. It is simple to fool, as we have seen over the past year, utilizing a picture or a face with a similar facial structure. For biometric authentication, Android smartphones mostly use fingerprint scanners.

Future foldable devices from Samsung may incorporate this facial recognition technology. On the Galaxy Z Fold 3 last year, Samsung debuted an under-display camera for the first time. It had a 4MP sensor with 2.0m pixels, which were rather large, and an f/1.8 aperture. In order to effectively conceal the camera, the company enhanced the screen resolution above it on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 this year while keeping the same sensor. Although the implementation is superior to the first-generation solution, it is still not invisible. In the upcoming years, we anticipate the Korean company to further develop the technology.

It’s unclear whether Samsung is actively developing this dual-UDC system or merely patenting the concept for potential usage in the future. However, if the project is still in progress, the corporation might use it for cutting-edge facial recognition on its upcoming foldables. Possibly on regular smartphones as well. To prevent it from interfering with the information on the screen, Samsung must first make the technology less obvious.


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